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4 Tips for Pursuing Government Contracts

Searching for new, paying clients? Here's what you need to know to score opportunities for small businesses and women- or minority-owned firms.

3 Lessons for Every Business From an Olympian

The drive to do something worthwhile is the most important motive an entrepreneur can have.

Is This the Next Bitcoin?

There’s a new digital monetary system in town.

Small Business Owners' Definition of Success Fuels Their Optimism

'There’s no better place to be an entrepreneur than in the U.S.,' says the CEO of The Hartford, which recently released a survey of small businesses.

3 Ways to Milk the Internet for All It's Worth

The giant firms of the web offer lots of services, some even for free. Learn how to maximize the benefits to bolster your startup.

What to Do If Someone Uses Your Trademark

The saying, 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' just doesn't fly when dealing with trademarks.

Why Uncovering a Network Security Breach Can Take Weeks or Months

The discreet methods of hackers make an incursion extremely hard to detect. Both large and small companies are at risk.

The 10 Key Legal Documents for Your Business

Entrepreneurs are not paperwork-sorts of people but some things just have to be written down and signed.

Small Businesses Can Offer Big Benefits to Attract the Best Talent

A tour company owner discusses the perks he offers his employees to keep them satisfied and happy.

Why Small Businesses Actually Have the Big-Data Advantage

While big data can provide a plethora of information to businesses, many companies can come off creepy to customers. Ironically, that's why small businesses have an opportunity to use big data perhaps better than anyone.

5 Guidelines for Social-Media Posts That Hit the Mark

The is no formula for posts that go viral but you can resonate with your audience consistently.

The Small-Business Market Could Be Your Golden Ticket to Success

While the consumer and enterprise markets, get all the attention, look to create solutions for the biggest segment of employers in the U.S.

Yahoo Wants You to Set Up an Ecommerce Shop on Its Revamped Small Biz Platform

With its eye on snagging more of the DIY ecommerce market, Yahoo has introduced a new suite of tools for small businesses.

Should You Market Like Chipotle or Be Conversational?

Small businesses should skip the thought leadership pieces in favor of playing up their local roots and focusing on product, personality and people.

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms.

How Small Businesses Can Embrace Big Data

It's possible to analyze large information sets to boost product quality, improve marketing and further customer relationships -- all without a huge price tag,

Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt

A new survey from Sageworks finds that over 75 percent of small-business owners have never applied for a loan.

Software for Small Businesses Can Help Them Grow, and Be Profitable for You Too

One of the top issues for business owners is finding time, so technology solutions are needed to ease the burden.

With Eye on Small Businesses, Google Gets Into the Domain Registration Game

The new service is aimed at getting more businesses to get online in order to connect with and find new customers.

Why You Should Incorporate Your Information Marketing Business

As the owner of an information marketing business, running it as a sole proprietor may not be your best choice. Here's why incorporating may be a good move for you.

Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown

While your company's pace is at a manageable hum, check for overlooked permitting issues and that all operations comply with regulations.

Why Security Should Be Top of Mind When Creating a Business

Because startup founders can be slow to install safeguards against cyber attacks, criminals often target new companies.

The New Legal Economy and What It Means for Small Companies

So far, most of the Internet resources for hiring lawyers have targeted price not quality. But now innovative options are emerging that might shake up the marketplace.

Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook

Have a Facebook page but don't know what to do with it? Here are some tips from business owners who rely predominately on the social network to fuel their marketing efforts.

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